Middlebury officials consider solar bond

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents next month could be asked to approve a $323,000 bond that would allow the town to buy into a Bristol solar array. It’s an investment that proponents contend would allow the municipality to save an estimated $180,000 in electricity costs over the 25-year term of the bond.The Middlebury selectboard will decide on July 27 whether to place the proposed bond issue before voters on Aug. 31. That ballot would include a second referendum asking residents to approve a financial agre … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Solar story included error

The March 25 issue of the Addison Independent contained an article headlined “Acorn Energy Co-op third community solar project in Bristol moving forward.” In the article, it said “…Acorn Energy Co-op received final approval of its documentation for the pu … (read more)

Acorn Energy Co-op’s solar project moving forward in Bristol

BRISTOL — Fundraising for a local community-owned solar project in Bristol under development by the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op of Middlebury is moving forward. The proposed project, Acorn Energy Solar 3, now known as Bristol Community Solar (BCS), will … (read more)

Bristol solar project moves forward

BRISTOL — The Acorn Energy Co-op and the town of Bristol have agreed on the terms for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a 500-kilowatt community solar array on the site of the former Bristol landfill. If built, the array would consist of 1,862 solar … (read more)

Bristol dump could get solar array

BRISTOL — The Acorn Energy Co-op, which has successfully completed two community solar projects in Addison County, believes it has identified a great site for a third: the former Bristol landfill. If given the green light, the 500 kilowatt project would c … (read more)